It sounds like you are doing the right things. It seems that every one is different with how the disease progresses.
Personally mine got worse over the years and now it seems I flare up every year around Feb/Mar and it last longer every time. I was diagnosed in 1991 and if I could go back and do things differently I would have really concentrated on my diet and tried to find foods that cause no gas or diarrhea and are fully digested. I am never symptom free and always have some bowel issues. Keep working at getting yourself as healthy as possible it will really help you out later.
UC (Pancolitis) diagnosed in 1992.
Medications: Dipentum, Salofalk Enemas,
prednisone (Stopped 2008), entocort enemas (Stopped 2008), Cortenema (Stopped), Asacol (Stopped 2003)
Other therapies: Spinach & Sunflower Seeds, gluten free, dairy free (except for aged cheese and SCD yogurt), rice free,
HPI (2008), SCD (Stopped, but still make yogurt), Vitamine E enema Osteoporosis diagnosed in 2008.
Medications: None yet, but they want me to take fosamax
GERD diagnosed 2008, but had it forever.